July 8. Construction is complete on the world’s biggest cruise ship, which is expected to set sail in Caribbean waters in January 2024. Royal Caribbean’s Icon of the Seas is nearly 1,200 feet long and will be home to the world’s largest waterpark at sea.
In other cruise news, the saga of the three-year cruise has a new twist: The 36-month voyage, with cabins starting at $29,999 per person, per year for an all-inclusive lifestyle, is going ahead in November, but with a larger ship.
China’s first homegrown large cruise ship, the Adora Magic City, recently undocked in Shanghai after four years of construction.
And finally, an electric cruise ship with enormous solar sails is set to launch in 2030.